Top 8 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: November 2019

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Dear Evan Hansen | Photo courtesy of Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
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Top 8 Plays & Arts Performances This Month: November 2019

  • Rigoletto at the Wortham Theater Center | Friday, November 1 – Houston Grand Opera opens the 2019-2020 season with this epic story of jealousy, lust, and revenge. Verdi’s opera is the story of the court jester who’s cursed after taking a joke too far. The new production brings a fresh perspective to one of the canon’s best stories. Tickets start at $45. 7:30pm.
  • The Glass Menagerie at Studio 101 | Through Saturday, November 2 – 4th Wall Theatre Company opens their 2019-2020 season with this Tennessee Williams drama that explores the dynamics of family and familial expectations. The play rocketed Williams to prominence when it premiered in 1944 and has been a classic ever since. Tickets start at $17. Showtimes vary.
  • Houston Fringe Festival at MATCH | Through Sunday, November 3 – This series of performances comprises theater and dance, featuring eclectic offerings; Viajes is a Cuban contemporary dance performance incorporating multimedia and voice; Call Me Ann is a world premiere rock opera about the legendary Texas governor; It’s About Love explores the lessons and meaning of life and suffering, seen through the eyes of a poet and songwriter; Anything Goes Part 1 showcases original dance works of 10 minutes or less and is hosted by Miss Understood. Tickets are $20. Showtimes vary.
  • Lysistrata at The DeLuxe Theater | Through Wednesday, November 6 – Aristophanes’ comedy finds the women of ancient Greece fed up with the never-ending Peloponnesian War, so they make a pact to withhold sex from their men until peace is achieved. The play opens Classical Theatre’s 2019-2020 season, in its new home at the historic DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue. Tickets start at $10, but a limited number of premium $28 tickets are available for $15 for select shows. Showtimes vary.
  • A Woman’s Life: The Diary of Virginia Woolf at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Saturday, November 9 – DaCamera presents this concert of song cycles depicting the lives of women centuries apart. Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben explores a woman’s love and was written during his marriage to pianist Clara Wieck. Selections from Dominick Argento’s The Diary of Virginia Woolf examines the world of the celebrated writer. Tickets start at $37.50. 7:30pm.
  • The Children at The Rec Room | Saturday, November 9 through Saturday, December 7 – Brandon Weinbrenner directs the Houston premiere of this Tony Award-nominated play. It’s the story of two nuclear engineers in a cottage on the British coast who watch the world disintegrate around them. Together, they are determined to live forever on yogurt and yoga, until a friend shows up and upends everything. Tickets start at $10. 7:30pm nightly.
  • Dear Evan Hansen at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Tuesday, November 12 through Sunday, November 24 – The smash Broadway musical comes to Houston, telling the story of a letter, a lie, and what it means to fit in. The New York Times called it a “gut-punching, breathtaking knockout.” This musical is recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets start at $55 but you may find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale market. Showtimes vary.
  • Hope for Beauty at St. John the Divine | Saturday, November 16 – ROCO offers this premiere by Bruce Adolphe. The chamber orchestra piece is a tribute to Alma Rose, conductor of the women’s orchestra at Auschwitz, and also to the enduring ability of music to bring beauty and light to even the darkest circumstances. Tickets are $35. 5pm.

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Holly Beretto
Holly Beretto writes about food and wine, the arts and interesting people for a variety of local and regional publications. In addition to 365 Things to Do in Houston, her work has appeared in the Arizona State University Alumni Magazine, Arts + Culture Texas, Bayou City Magazine, Downtown, Galveston Monthly and Houston Woman. She is also a regular contributor to Eater.com's Houston site. She earned her B.A. in mass communication with a minor in professional writing from Franklin Pierce College (now Franklin Pierce University) and her M.A. in communication studies with an emphasis in journalism from St. Louis University. She has worked in television news production, public relations and marketing in Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Texas. A native Rhode Islander, she has lived in Texas since 1997. She is the author of Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, published by Bright Sky Press.

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